Programme Documents needed
BScHons ·   Letter of motivation
All MSc Programmes ·   Letter of motivation

·   Statement of research interest

All PhD Programmes ·   Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV)

·   Letter of motivation

·   Statement of research interest

·   Confirmation of prospective supervisor

·   Summary of master’s research

·   PhD applicants are requested to nominate at least TWO referees and provide SAGWRI with their contact details

International Students ·   Complete TOEFL test if your mother language is not English

Each application needs to upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents are official and certified.

Selection procedure

Candidates are selected by the DVO on merit and according to the following criteria:

  • undergraduate academic results
  • postgraduate academic results (if applicable)
  • practical proficiency
  • personal motivation

Feedback from referees (if applicable) is also taking into consideration to evaluate an applicant. All applications are subject to the availability of research funds and laboratory space.

Students who successfully meet the acceptance criteria, are firstly accepted provisionally if the current degree is not completed. The students must pass their exams or thesis with an minimum average of 60%, before they can be finally accepted for the postgraduate study. A letter of acceptance from the IWBT will then be issued. The students are however required to wait for the official acceptance letter from the University to register for their studies.